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(05/29/2008) One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. New York. 1970. Harper & Row. Translated From The Spanish By Gregory Rabassa. keywords: Literature Colombia Translated Latin America. 422 pages. Jacket design by Guy Fleming.

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   A best seller and critical success in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death and the tragicomedy of man. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendia family one sees all mankind, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility-the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth-these, the universal themes, dominate the novel. Whether lie is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, alive with unforgettable men and women, and with a truth and understanding that strike the soul, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE is a masterpiece of the art of fiction.

 

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